Bag maker San Util Design has had a busy year. They moved into a new space in Winter Park, Colorado this fall, introduced two new hip pack designs, and have started offering ski touring packs as well. The latest addition to their lineup is a set of lightweight mini panniers that has been in development for a while now. You might have spotted them on Lucas’s Kona Sutra review in September—he’s been using a set of waxed canvas Lightweight Panniers since the spring and loves them for lightweight touring. The Mini Panniers use the same design, but are scaled down.
San Util Design founder Adam Nicholson designed the panniers with plans to run them on his Transition Spur for the Colorado Trail next year. “It seems like quite a few routes in the Rocky Mountain region would work best on a full-suspension, and carrying the weight low just feels so good descending,” Adam explained.
The San Util Designs Mini Panniers are a simple roll-top pannier with a daisy chain/Voile strap attachment. They hold 7.5 liters each well rolled down but are expandable to around a 7-liter capacity. They are made from your choice of EPX200 X-Pac or 12oz Waxed Canvas and feature buckles to accommodate a shoulder strap for off-the-bike use.
San Util Designs Mini Pannier Specs
- Capacity: 4.25-7L/each
- Material: EPX200 X-Pac or 12oz Waxed Canvas
- Height (rolled): 11″ (28cm)
- Height (unrolled): 21″ (53cm)
- Depth: 3″ (8cm)
- Width: 8″ (20cm)
- Weight (EPX200): 227g w/ Voile Straps
- Weight (Waxed Canvas): 339g w/ Voile Straps
The in-stock Mini Panniers will be offered in a single or double for $125 or $240, respectively, and will come in Black EPX, Coyote Brown EPX, and Grey Waxed Canvas. The custom side of the website will also have the Mini Panniers, where they’ll be $135 or $270. Customers can mix and match two in-stock fabrics. San Util let us know that they are constantly rotating fabrics, so if nothing is catching your eye today, there will likely be some fresh options in a few months.
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